wr400 f electric start???

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  • vincegatcore.com

Posted May 10, 2001 - 04:11 AM


My bike is a 1998 wr400fk.
I have owned it since day one.
It has a right side case with an additional part of the casting that could be for an electric start.

It is in right place for a starter.

this part of the casting has a machined surface (ready for a gasket) but does not have the mounting holes drilled or tapped.

is this part on my bike also used somewhere else in the yamaha line or is this a prototype???

My bike was the first one the dealer got.

Does anyone else have this same case?
I have never seen another one, neither has any dealer I have shown it to.

  • MN_Kevin

Posted May 10, 2001 - 04:31 AM


maybe it's the Doug Henry prototype???

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  • vincegatcore.com

Posted May 10, 2001 - 04:57 AM


Real funny but no help.

  • WR400inOZ

Posted May 10, 2001 - 02:43 PM


or Maybe it was abducted by Aliens...? :)

Above is an article on a magic button for the 426.

but never heard of what you have described.

  • YZ400Court

Posted May 10, 2001 - 08:03 PM


I have often wondered about the machined surface you are refering to. Maybe they plan on using the engine in a quad later on (like the xr400 motor has electric start in EX400 quad form). I'll send the fine folks at Yamaha an e-mail and see if they respond.

Pretend it's flat and give it the gas.


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